When workers are exposed to airborne hazards that cannot be eliminated, respiratory protective equipment must be used.
A mask fit test must be conducted anytime a worker
Mask fit testing ensures that the RPE (respiratory protective equipment) is properly sealing to the wearer's face, protecting them against harmful hazards.
A more definitive test, this measures how much the mask may leak using a porta count machine.
This test depends less on the wearers senses and provides more accurate results.
This test is recommended for all types of masks including half and full faced respirators.
This test depends on the workers sense of taste or smell.
An irritants is introduced throughout the test and the wearer must indicate is they can identify it.
This test is recommended for N95 and half face masks.
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"Employers are required to take reasonable measures to use engineering, work practice or administrative controls before using respiratory protective equipment. If respiratory protective equipment is used, employers are required to provide the appropriate equipment, maintain and store it properly, and ensure that it is properly fitted to the individual worker"
-Worksafe Alberta 2009